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Can't wait until we get to the art part, Bob!=20
Too bad that ALL the kids were taking Visual Art. It would be =
interesting to compare the process in two groups of different =
backgrounds. Bateson once did an inquiry using psychiatric residents =
(MDs) and art students. The basic question underlying Bateson's study =
was "Is there a biological species of entropy?" The art students were =
better prepared and successful simply by virtue of their unique way of =
looking at the world, their ability to deal with patterns.
Neat that you had a chance to get into Fuller's special tensegrity =
structures. Your result with the Math/Art students is very similar to =
Bateson's Experience in dealing with patterns pays off. But, =
familiarity in deling with pattern is not exclusive to art just common. =
The important question here for art education is this: Is there a =
significant difference in quality between the skill with pattern =
developed in the practice of art and skill with pattern developed in =
some other context? Is there any greater value in the skill of =
comprehending pattern developed through art?
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